Ideas for gorgeous, cute, delightful cupcakes

19 / 06 / 2017 / 0 comments

At a child’s birthday party recently I was wowed with a wonderful cake, baked and styled by the birthday boy’s mum. It was a Pokemon-themed cake and the kids all loved it. But as we talked about children’s birthday cakes,…

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My Favourite Things to Knit (and crochet) in Winter

12 / 06 / 2017 / 0 comments

Scarves are easy but boring, jumpers tend to be half-finished, blankets take too long. So here are my favourite things to knit now that we’re in winter and, officially, in knitting season. Socks – There’s nothing like a pair of…

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How to be a Master Chef at Home

5 / 06 / 2017 / 0 comments

I love winter. The season of knitting, Masterchef, footy, the occasional red wine by the open fire – or heater, at least. My family is totally addicted to Masterchef, and now that it’s in its tenth season, watching it has…

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Tips for reducing your household waste

29 / 05 / 2017 / 0 comments

Waste Not A lot of people I know have been watching the War On Waste on ABC this month. In our house, we’ve been talking and thinking about it a lot and it has affected how we’ve been behaving. I…

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Book recommendations from The High Tea Party

22 / 05 / 2017 / 0 comments

Is there anything more exciting than ‘discovering’ an author who has quite a few books published who you absolutely love? This has happened to me a few times lately, and I’m thrilled to be digging into the cannon of the…

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Ten Tips for Beautiful, Long-lasting Flowers

15 / 05 / 2017 / 0 comments

Yesterday, lots of lucky mums received flowers, so today we’ve got an updated and illustrated guide to keeping your flowers fresher and pretty for longer. I’ve always considered flowers lovely in and of themselves, a bunch of pretty colours in…

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Why Tea is So Special (with To A Tea Australia)

8 / 05 / 2017 / 0 comments

Today we’re delighted to present an interview with our High Tea Party partner, Lisa Barakat, CEO of To a Tea Specialty Teas. I talked to Lisa about what tea means to her and why. She shared her passion for tea-cosies,…

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Low-Fi stationery: The bullet journal trend

1 / 05 / 2017 / 0 comments

Stationery   I’m so fascinated that, in an age of apps, computers, theoretically paper-less offices, that stationery stores continue to thrive.   I adore them. Typo, Kikki.k, Hello Frankie, Smiggle. I actually love browsing through all of them, in person…

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Beauty Terms Explained

24 / 04 / 2017 / 0 comments

So after watching a few of Tanya Hennessy’s hilarious videos in which she exposes the beauty industry as something that only a select few know anything about, while the rest of us bumble around with a bit of concealer and…

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